TAMPERE, Finland – The three-plus week journey that started again in early Could concludes right here right now with the U.S. Males’s Nationwide Workforce going through Czechia within the bronze-medal recreation of the 2022 IIHF Males’s World Championship. Opening faceoff is ready for 3:20 p.m. (8:20 a.m. ET) and the sport could be seen dwell on NHL Community.
The U.S. has confronted adversity in numerous types throughout the event, together with have its blueline decimated by harm. Workforce USA, like in yesterday’s semifinal, will once more play with simply 4 true defensemen in captain Seth Jones, alternate captain Nate Schmidt, Andrew Peeke and 18-year-old Luke Hughes. There’s additionally chance that followers will once more see forwards Sam Lafferty and Riley Barber serving to fill the void on the back-end.
Jones has been an enormous for the U.S. within the event. He performed 31:57 yesterday and leads the world championship in common ice time per recreation at 26:43, greater than three minutes a recreation forward of every other participant within the event. He’s additionally contributed 5 factors offensively, with a objective and 4 assists.
Workforce USA is taking part in for a medal for the sixth time within the final 9 world championships, its finest stretch in higher than 70 years. All six of these appearances are within the bronze-medal recreation and the U.S. has gained 4 of the earlier 5 contests in that stretch. The U.S. confronted the Czech Republic within the 2013 bronze-medal recreation and earned a 3-0 victory. Workforce USA defeated Germany, 6-1, within the bronze-medal contest in final 12 months’s world championship.